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“Hurray-The Table Coverings are Back!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Park Bistro & Bar

The Park Bistro & Bar
3287 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549 (Formerly Duck Club Restaurant)
925-283-7108
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Ranked #10 of 64 Restaurants in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $39
Cuisines: American, Continental
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: The Park Bistro & Bar showcases only the freshest, local and organically grown produce as well as naturally raised meats and line-caught fish. Executive Chef Adam Carpenter has created an approachable, yet inventive menu, presenting a French twist on American fare. With a wholesome and earthy quality, many dishes elevate “comfort” food. Natural light from the romantic inner fountain courtyard, intimate alcoves, a large communal table and versatile private dining spaces. Rustic stone floors, natural wood tables, leather seating and an original art program create a warm and inviting, yet grand and inspiring, space that will create the most memorable dining experience in Lafayette. The Park Bar overlooks the recently renovated covered patio with an adjacent outdoor terrace featuring two fire pits offering both dining and casual lounge seating year round. The Park Bar offers guests traditional bar fare, aselection of artisanal beers and wines by the glass, and classic cocktails.
San Francisco, California
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“Hurray-The Table Coverings are Back!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We were thrilled to see that tablecloths have been returned to cover the tables in the elegant renovated dining room. On our first visit after the renovation, tables were barren and the effect was inconsistent with the vibe of the room and the quality of the food. Although it’s called The Park Bistro and Bar, the food is upscale and beautifully served–thus the need for tablecloths in the restaurant. The same menu is served in the bar and on the patio, which is terrific for those who want to be more casual yet enjoy fine cuisine. Although nicely appointed with a firepit, the patio is very noisy with the sounds of the adjacent freeway. Hopefully they’ll add a fountain, green screens, and noise inhibitors to create a more peaceful patio. The bar serves a perfect margarita in a tall glass with a slice of lime-just the way a margarita should be. The French onion soup is rich and soothing, especially delicious while sitting by the fire. The bruschetta is lively and made on thick-crusted bread piled high with tomatoes and served with beans. Orange and red beets, slivers of turnip and goat cheese atop arugula makes for a beautiful and delicious salad. From the Plank, the Lamb T-bone is fantastic-juicy, tender, and served at the correct temperature. Service is professional and friendly and a surprise birthday dessert was the icing on a perfect evening.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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san francisco
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“New Year's Eve experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had New Year's Eve dinner at the Park Bistro. The food was ok but nothing spectacular. So, for the price there are far better restaurants in the city. I will say that like the hotel the service was excellent.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lafayette, California
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“Old World, Warm Bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Old school, formal bar. Went for drinks with friends, great room with a fireplace. Good French Onion soup.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Exceptional food, service and ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This was our first visit to the recently renovated restaurant. The restaurant, like the hotel is immaculate. From the hostess who greeted us to our waiter, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. We ordered the ahi, the pork chop and the lamb. All were excellent.
The atmosphere was lively and warm.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NBozych, General Manager at The Park Bistro & Bar, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words regarding your recent visit. I am so proud of my beautiful property and wonderful staff! We truly appreciate hearing from you and I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. I look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Sincerely,

Nick Bozych
General Manager
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Sedona, Arizona
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“Interesting selection of cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Mixed drinks were amazing and the staff was very accommodating, It's a great to relax and visit with friends,

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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